Logic Dedicated His Grammys Performance to People Affected By Suicide
Suicide attempt survivors and families of suicide victims joined the rapper on stage.
Last night's Grammy's were full of impactful moments. Celebrities wore white roses on the red carpet as a way to show their support for the Time's Up and #MeToo movements, and Kesha gave a moving performance of her song "Praying." But suicide prevention and mental health awareness took center stage when Logic came out to perform his hit song "1-800-273-8255."
Alessia Cara and Khalid joined the rapper on stage, along with an army of suicide attempt survivors and relatives of suicide victims. The performance highlights just how far the effects of suicide and attempted suicide can reach, but it also gives hope for anyone struggling with addiction, depression, or self-harm.
The song, which was released in April, was written in honor of former Lincoln Park singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide last year. Since its release, calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have gone up between 30 and 50 percent, which is an encouraging sign that people are seeking help.
At the end of the performance, Logic delivered an inspirational message about strength and acceptance. "Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly," he said. "Women are as precious as they are stronger than any other man than I have met. And unto them, I say stand tall and crush all predators under the weight of your heart that is full of the love they will never take away from you. Be not scared to use your voice, especially in instances like these when you have the opportunity. Stand and fight for those who are not weak but have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal."
Watch him deliver the entire message below: